• Jul 22, 2009
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With Cash for Clunkers slated to go live on July 23, every automaker appears primed to grab a piece of the action. Chrysler is no different, and its new "Double CA$H For Your Old Car" incentive program promises up to match the government's $4,500 "Clunkers" incentive for some vehicles.

Taking $9,000 off the MSRP of the vehicle of your choosing sounds fantastic, but of course, the program isn't that easy. First, obviously, you'd need a vehicle that is eligible for the maximum $4,500 allowance under the government's Cash for Clunkers initiative. Then, you'd need to find a Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep vehicle that has the maximum $4,500 in incentives. If you can fit both of those criteria, you will receive $9,000 off MSRP. Chrysler is also offering 0% financing for up to 72 months through GMAC as an alternative to cash incentives.

Chrysler's "Double CA$H For Your Old Car" program runs from July 23-August 31. Hit the jump to view Chrysler's press release. Unfortunately, the release doesn't contain any information pertaining to which vehicles are eligible for the full incentive of $4,500.

[Source: Chrysler]

PRESS RELEASE

Chrysler Group LLC Announces New "Double CA$H For Your Old Car" Incentive Program
  • Every consumer shopping for a new vehicle qualifies
  • Consumers can receive up to $4,500 for the purchase of an eligible, new 2009 Model Year Chrysler, Jeep® or Dodge vehicle
  • Chrysler Group incentive is in addition to the U.S. Government "CARS" program. Consumers with an eligible trade-in under the CARS program can receive up to $9,000 towards the purchase of an eligible new Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge vehicle
Auburn Hills, Mich., Jul 22, 2009 - Chrysler Group LLC today announced new incentives, "Double CA$H for Your Old Car," that can save consumers up to $9,000 toward the purchase of a new Chrysler, Jeep® or Dodge vehicle.

"Everyone shopping for a new car or truck qualifies for an incentive of up to $4,500 – even if they don't have a vehicle that qualifies under the U.S. Government's program," said Steven Beahm, Vice President – Sales Operations, Chrysler Group LLC. "This incentive is great in that it's easy to understand and available to everyone."

Beginning July 23, 2009, Chrysler Group LLC will offer up to $4,500 Consumer Cash or 0 percent financing for 72 months through GMAC Financial Services on most 2009 model vehicles. These incentives are valid through August 31, 2009.

July 23, 2009 also marks the start of the U.S. Government's Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program, more commonly known as "cash for clunkers." The CARS program offers a government credit of either $3,500 or $4,500 for trading in an inefficient vehicle that is not more than 25 years old for the purchase of a new vehicle. The amount of the credit is determined based on the fuel-economy improvement between the turn-in vehicle and the new vehicle purchased.

"The administration's program is aimed at getting less fuel-efficient vehicles off the road, and for vehicles that meet the requirements, offers a great incentive to do so," Beahm said. "But we didn't want consumers without qualifying vehicles to feel left out so we are offering up to $4,500 to everyone."

Chrysler Group offers consumers 35 Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles from which to choose at almost 2,400 Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships located across the United States.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      If i ever find the guy that totaled my Aerostar. He'll be roadkill for sure. $9,000 bucks off msrp for next to nothing. I could use that right now.

      I'll wait a little to see what else comes down the pike.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow..most of the people commenting on here are pathetic.

      Chrysler needs to increase sales.... they already offer almost 4500$ incentives on most of their trucks/suvs/ and 3000+ on cars.. so this really isn't much different than those. it's not "your " tax dollars going at work here, yeah they are using a loan...but why dont you shut the hell up and say that to your bank when they give out bonuses for referring customers etc.

      get over it
      • 5 Years Ago
      If GM decides to do this as well (I HOPE THEY DO!!!) between trading in the truck, my GM card, and employee discount. I should theoretically be able to pick up a Cobalt for free.... Mmmmm... well so maybe I wont get the Cobalt but you get the picture!
      • 5 Years Ago
      So owners with an old dodge ram can get a new minivan or large car or something.
      Explain how this stimulates the economy when the taxpayer foots the bill to replace a running vehicle? It simply pushes a vehicle purchase to today at the expense of a sale tomorrow.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Your US Gov't Tax Dollars at work... what a pathetic bunch of BS from Chrysler. As if this is profitable. They should have gone OUT OF BUSINESS!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow this is pathetic. Desperation i sense here
      • 5 Years Ago
      You Chrysler's paying you money to take their clunker in return for your clunker.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Alright, I brought my 2006 Mazda3 in for some warranty work yesterday and got a rental from Enterprise for the next 4 days. Its a 2009 Dodge Caliber (auto) with 13K.

      My 3 has 92K and is heads and shoulders above this in terms of build quality, handling, performance, etc. When turning corners, the car literally dives and handles like the tires are made with marshmellows.

      If this is best of what Chrysler/Dodge has to compete right now in the market in the compact segment, they really are in bad shape. In a few years I am looking to move up market and the Caliber is just pushed me away from considering any Chrylser product.

      Ford, you have your work cut out with the Fiesta and euro Focus.
        • 5 Years Ago
        im sure in a few years when you're looking for something in the compact segment they'll have something for you. you complain about chryslers quality of build etc but forget about all the new cars that will be coming out, new 300, new charger, new grand cherokee, all with build quality that is 10x better than the previous versions of the cars. once fiat helps them with their small car i'm sure you'll be pleasently surprised as well
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ummm... The 3 is built on the C1 platform. The same platform the future world Focus will use...
      • 5 Years Ago
      0% for 72 months? You gotta ask yourself is the car going to even last that long.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really don't think Chrysler has a single vehicle that is eligible for the full $4500.

        • 5 Years Ago
        You're not too far off. Looking at fueleconomy.gov, we could trade in our old SUV for a Sebring or PT Cruiser. That's it. If you're trading in a car, they have nothing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Chrysler is also offering 0% financing for up to 72 months"

      Will a Chrysler even last six years?

      Joking aside, isn't debt from ridiculously long and low-rate mortgages and loans what got us in this mess? If you need 72 months to pay off a new car, you shouldn't be buying a new car!
        • 5 Years Ago
        New car dealers like those long finance deals so they can steer folks toward higher margin vehicles while touting the 'low' monthly price. It's not so bad as a buyer if you know you're going to keep the vehicle that long. Of course there's always the prospect of going upside-down in such loans.

        At the very least, car makers should boost the full factory warranty for those who'd choose to finance a car for 72 months. A full six years or the first 60,000 miles, along with (in Chrysler's case) a lifetime powertrain warranty. Make it worth their while to stick it out with the car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Brian
      11:17AM (7/22/2009)
      Thanks Obama, for stealing our tax money so a failed brand can prop up its Caliber and Sebring sales!

      I hope the public never forgives Chrysler for sucking at the federal teat.

      They need to be liquidated. Chapter 7. Now.

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      Brian, STFU,
      Interesting your not whining that the CFC on purpose allows for MY tax dollars for traitors like you to get that CFC money to buy a non American car or that nip nameplates before the law even goes into effect has been selling cars under the CFC

      Nor are you crying that almost TWO BILLION of our tax dollars were given by the moron obama to nissan 2 weeks ago for the sole purpose to use to compete against American nameplates on so called fuel savings cars.
      You should have whined when the feds allowed germany to forced takeover of Dodge, run it into the ground on purpose and then you complain about Dodge quality or models produced.
      You punks need to spent less time with the joysticks and less time on company pay in cyberspace crying about things you know nothing about and instead learn how to change the engine oil or sparkplugs.

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